Colleges Mail 23/11/2017

Dear Parents


Children In need

Thank you for you supporting Children in Need we raised £54.92.

 Christmas Fayre

Our Christmas Fayre is fast approaching and this week we will be sending letters home about how you can help.

Gifts for Giving

On Friday 8th and Monday 11th December we will be holding our ‘Gifts for Giving’ sale.  Please remember that if you would like your child to take part, he/she should bring with them £1 or £2 in a named purse or envelope.  Also in the purse could you please include a note of the person(s) who you would like your child to buy for (there will be gifts for men and women).  All proceeds go to our nominated charity for this year, Save the Children.

To enable us to go ahead we would be very grateful if you could donate items as gifts for men and/or women.  Items can be left in the collection box in the cloakroom or hand to your keyworker, this would be very much appreciated.

Christmas Songs

The children would like to invite you to come along and hear their Christmas songs on Wednesday 13th December.  Please stay afterwards for a drink and mince pies and don’t forget to wear your Christmas jumper.  Any photographs taken on the day must be for personal use only and not to be published in any format including on the internet/social network sites.

Christmas Parties

Parties will be held on Thursday 14th for Rose, Bluebell and the Daisy Room children and Tuesday 19th for Daffodil, Poppy and the Daisy Room children.

BIG SECRET (Don’t tell the children)

There will be a visit from Santa at 11.00 a.m. (Rose and Bluebell) and 3.15 p.m. (Daffodil and Rose)

He will be visiting Daisy Room at 10.45 a.m. and 3.00 p.m.

You are most welcome to join us for this.

Arbury Court Christmas Lights

On Tuesday 12th December at 3.30 p.m. the Christmas lights in Arbury Court are going to be switched on.  You are all invited to go along with your children to join others from local schools, see the switch-on, see Father Christmas and sing some Christmas Songs.  Budgens will be providing free tea, coffee and mince pies.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

This year EACH is running a Letter from Santa campaign, if you would like to support them the details are as follows;

Letter from Santa

Receive a personalised letter from Santa for all the special little people in your life, adding to the magic of Christmas!

Each letter costs just £5 and includes the child’s name, age and details about what they would like for Christmas, as well as some magic reindeer food! See your child’s delight when they receive this special post during December.

This campaign will help EACH support local life-threatened children, young people and their families this Christmas. Orders must be received by 13th December to guarantee Christmas delivery! Place your order at

Reception School Place

We have sent you all an email with information on how to apply for your child’s place.

Child & Family Health Event

The Child and Family Health Event is on Thursday 30 November, from 1.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. in the Community Centre.  It is a free event with tips and advice from professionals covering children’s teeth, feet, eye health and much more.


Save the Date

(Please note: dates and times may be subject to change.  Newly added or altered dates will appear in red)


Autumn Term 2017                          




Storysack Library – Tuesday 28 – 1.30 p.m.



Storysack Library – Friday 1 December – 9.30 a.m.

Arbury Court Christmas Lights – Tuesday 12 December 3.30 p.m.

Gifts for Giving – Friday 8 and Monday 11 December

Christmas Singing  & Christmas Jumper Day – Wednesday 13 December

(11.15 a.m. and 3.15 p.m.)

Christmas Fair – Friday 15 December

(4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m.)

Christmas Parties

Thursday 14 December (Rose, Bluebell group and Daisy Room children)

Tuesday 19 December (Daffodil, Poppy group and Daisy Room children)


Autumn Term Closes                          Tuesday 19 December 2017

Spring Term 2018                              Staff Training day Wed 3 January 2018

                                                            Term starts Thursday 4 January

Half Term                                            Mon 12 February – Fri 16 February

Spring Term Closes                             Thursday 29 March 2018


Summer Term                                    Staff Training day Monday 16 April

Term Starts Tuesday 17 April

May Day Bank Holiday Mon 7 May

Staff Training day Friday 25 May

Half Term                                            Mon 28 May – Fri 1 June

Summer Term Closes                         Tuesday 24 July 2018

Please note that the Nursery is closed on Staff Training Days.